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And now we have that captured for all eternity demonstrating how low the country has gone.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jan 31, 2018, 06:55 AM (0 replies)

I hope someone reminds him that he can't play golf in a Hazmat suit."

When I was a little boy I was constantly worried about myself and my family being killed by an atom bomb. Air raid drills and hiding in underground shelters were an almost daily part of my young life. (Remove all pens, pencils and sharp objects from your breast pocket, take off your glasses, look away from the window, find a buddy, hold hands, no talking, walk quickly to the basement, get on your knees, place your head against the wall, wait for the all-clear signal, hope the teacher forgets about the arithmetic test you didn't study for.) Looking back, it was a ridiculously traumatic way to grow up. But like so many awful things, you got used to it. The fear of instant annihilation was just always there, lurking in the background. Until it wasn't. Somehow, over time, the inevitability of the mushroom cloud simply went away. Wise and prudent men in our country and others, found a better way to exercise their hatred and fear of each other's social and economic system. Until now. Now the wise and prudent men are no more, and the unthinkable is back on the table. Death and suffering on an unimaginable scale is once again an option. The low drumbeat of existential dread has returned, and I find myself thinking odd thoughts, like: "I hope someone reminds him that he can't play golf in a Hazmat suit."

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jan 18, 2018, 10:07 PM (1 replies)

Send Sen. Cotton a letter, get a cease and disist response.

Cotton only wants to hear from one type of constituency.

Activists say Tom Cotton has issued do-not-call-or-write notice to some constituents. UPDATE. Such letters sent in 'extreme circumstances' says Cotton's office.


Who is up for a letter writing campaign?
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jan 18, 2018, 08:43 PM (12 replies)

At the end of The Big Bang Theory, Chuck Lorre has "vanity cards" This week was especially

Poignant, considering recent events.

In the 1980's, Ronald Reagan deregulated children's TV programming. This allowed large toy companies to finance the production of thousands of hours of shows that were designed to sell toys. Rather than be educated and/or simply entertained, this very vulnerable audience could now be exploited for financial gain. Bad for kids, but good for me. Reagan's mostly unheralded policy shift created an enormous demand for scripts, which allowed me to get my first job in television. In a matter of months, I went from struggling musician to gainfully employed scriptwriter. My life dramatically changed for the better, (comedically changed for the better?), because a Republican president decided the pursuit of profit need not be hindered by the common good. I've always felt a bit ambivalent about this. For many years I've wondered if my success came at a price. Were children growing up in the 1980's somehow harmed by the cynical, thirty-minute commercials that suddenly engulfed the after-school hours and all of Saturday morning? Well, wonder no longer. If thirty-two-year-old, White House advisor Stephen Miller is any indication, the damage done to some of those kids was deep and irreparable.


Another Reagan policy bites us I the ass!
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:15 PM (5 replies)

Encounter with a trumpkin coworker

A conversation with a coworker took a dangerous turn today as a nutjob, wanted to take me out because I told him that beating the shit out of someone because the didn't respect the flag.

It all started with someone saying tat Papa Johns CEO stepped down because of his NFL stunt over the flag. I obviously was on the wrong side of the conversation because before it 2 as over, he was threatening me for saying that violence against those who disrespect the flag would be seen as assault.

He was in my face and raised a fist. I just looked at him and reminded him it would end his career in the retail business he is in.
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jan 9, 2018, 10:49 PM (5 replies)
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